LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City's largest, most powerful union is picketing on the Las Vegas Strip for the first time in a decade.
Culinary Union leaders say they have reached an impasse with Cosmopolitan owner Deutsche Bank after 18 months of negotiations to establish a contract. At issue are wages, health care and job security.
Spokeswoman Yvanna Cancela of the Culinary Union said the group would picket from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The two-year old Cosmopolitan is one of just a handful of non-unionized casinos on the Strip. A majority of Cosmopolitan service workers signed cards in 2010 saying they wanted union representation.
Casino spokeswoman Amy Rossetti said the Cosmopolitan has been has been negotiating in good faith and will continue to do so.
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